Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 18, 2012 - Fiction - 960 pages
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Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary historical epic Century Trilogy, was an international sensation, acclaimed as “sweeping and fascinating, a book that will consume you for days or weeks” (USA Today). Now Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs and the beginning of the long Cold War.

Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide, until daring to commit a deed of great courage and heartbreak....American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific....English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism....Daisy Peshkov, a driven social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until war transforms her life, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war but also the war to come.
  

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The writing is very mediocre. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Ruby Stinson - Goodreads

Accurate historical series. Good character portrayal. Smooth easy to read prose, fitting with the type of book. Waiting to start #3. Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Strömquist - Goodreads

"Well this was a disappointment... while I wouldn't classify the first installment in this series, or "Pillars" and it's sequel (or indeed any of Follett's output) as literary masterpieces, I still ... Read full review

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Also by Ken Follett
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1935
1936
1937
1939
1940I CHAPTERSEVEN 1940II
1941I CHAPTER NINE 1941 II CHAPTER TEN1941 III CHAPTERELEVEN 1941IV
1942 II
1942 III
1943I
1943 III CHAPTER EIGHTEEN 1944 CHAPTER NINETEEN 1945 I CHAPTERTWENTY 1945 II PART THREE THE COLD PEACE CHAPTER ...
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Ken Follett burst into the book world with Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth and its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, a national and international bestseller. Follett’s new, magnificent historical epic, the Century Trilogy, opened with the bestselling Fall of Giants. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.

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